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'DWTS' Finale Recap: Hines Ward Wins The Mirror Ball Trophy, We Lose Two Hours Of Our Lives!

Wed, May 25, 2011 1:34am EDT by 7 Comments

Hines Ward beat Kirstie Alley and Chelsea Kane on the finale of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ May 24! Were YOU happy with the outcome?

What has felt like the most wholesome and scandal-free season in Dancing with the Stars‘s history came to an anti-climatic close May 24. For a second we thought the under dogsKirstie Alley and Chelsea Kane — had a shot at winning the Mirror Ball trophy, but we were sadly mistaken.

Super Bowl MVP Hines Ward took home the grand prize — and we can’t say we were surprised. An early favorite, Hines was consistently strong on the dance floor and always held his own in popularity. We probably would be less bitter about the season’s ending if the finale hadn’t taken a painful, long two hours.

For 120 minutes, we were subjected to forced montages, excessive packages and random performances. Nothing was even decided an hour and a half into the show! Thankfully, we’ve been conditioned throughout the season to sit through cheesy, mindless programming. The finale was essentially the marathon to our training — and we’re proud to say we got through it, corny jokes and all.

HollywoodLifers, thanks for sticking it out for another season of Dancing with the Stars!

Let’s start casting next season — who do YOU want to see on the dance floor? Sound off below!

Kirstin Benson